“Everyone was Cheering and Congratulating us!”: Prince George Winners Receive Well Wishes from Community After $500K Daily Grand Extra Win

February 27, 2024


Shawna and Jason Eberle weren’t the only ones over the moon after discovering they won a $500,000 Extra prize from the February 15, 2024 Daily Grand draw – members of the community shared in the joyous moment as well.

Shawna purchased and checked the pair’s ticket at Save-On-Foods on Austin Road West in Prince George and Jason was in the car at the time Shawna discovered the news of the win.

“I checked the ticket with the retailer and I couldn’t believe it,” Shawna recalled of the moment the retailer told her the ticket was a winner. “She [the retailer] was so happy. She took a photo of the screen with my phone and then asked me to take a photo with her phone too!”

It didn’t take long for other people shopping in the store to notice the excitement of the big win.

“Everyone was cheering and congratulating us. Everyone was pretty excited,” said Shawna.

As for how Jason reacted when Shawna texted him a photo of the win?

“I didn’t really know how to react, but I thought she was probably passed out on the floor from shock,” Jason recalled with a laugh.

The Prince George residents plan to celebrate their win during a ski weekend at Sun Peaks with family and friends and also look forward to planning a future trip to Machu Picchu. 

In 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $15 million in winnings from Daily Grand. Daily Grand is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Mondays and Thursdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST), with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere using the BCLC Lotto! App.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit